Professor Victoria Eley

Conjoint Professor &Head of CU

Medical School
Faculty of Medicine


Associate Professor Eley obtained her medical degree at The University of Tasmania in 1999 and became a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2006, after being awarded the Cecil Gray prize for the Final Examination. She has worked as a Staff Specialist in anaesthesia at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) since 2007, providing adult and obstetric anaesthesia clinical services. In 2017 she completed her PhD with The University of Queensland, in the area of obstetric anaesthesia. She has a clinical and research interest in optimising the anaesthesia care of patients with obesity, in obstetric and non-obstetric anaesthesia. Associate Professor Eley is currently undertaking a Metro North Clinican Research Fellowship exploring the influence of perioperative antibiotics on the maternal and neonatal microbiome. She is currently focused on expanding the growing research activity within the Department of Anaesthesia of Perioperative Care at the RBWH and across Metro North Health.

Research Interests

  • Obstetric anaesthesia
  • Maternal obesity
  • Quality assurance
  • Evidence based clinical practice
  • Perioperative blood pressure measurement
  • Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis


  • Bachelor ( Honours), University of Tasmania
  • Bachelor Degree, University of Tasmania
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


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  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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